What Happens To Spiders In Maryland In The Winter?
November 27, 2020
When you’re dealing with a problem, it can begin to consume you. Whenever you have a free moment during the day, your mind can revert back to worrying about that particular issue because you just can’t seem to find a solution. But what happens when the problem goes away without us knowing why? Since it had consumed us, we tend to let our thoughts wander back to it, and we wonder if and when the problem will return.
Spiders in your house can be like this. You might not obsess over getting rid of them, but seeing webs in the corners of rooms and randomly spotting spiders in your house is not a pleasant feeling. That’s why we are glad to see fewer of them in the wintertime. However, when might they return?
Many pests try to find ways into your home as the weather gets colder. They seek the warm shelter between your walls that allows them to survive one more frost. However, spiders have what can best be described as their own antifreeze system, so the cold really doesn’t phase them. All they’re interested in is finding food.
So what do spiders eat? Any pest expert would tell you that spiders are natural pest control, meaning they only eat other insects. So really, we should be thankful for spiders, right? (No, thanks. They’re still creepy.) If they do find a way into your house, it’s simply because they’re chasing after other pests that are living in your walls. Simply put, if you’ve got a spider problem, you’ve got a bigger pest problem.
Now, whether you’ve got insects, spiders, or all of the above, you never want to have to deal with home intruders. Your house is supposed to be a sanctuary of peace and comfort and creepy-crawlies are a direct threat to that. And, speaking of discomfort, we have bad news for anyone who is just now noticing a lot of spiders in their house: it is likely that the spiders have always been there. You’re just noticing them now because they have grown larger and bred more spiders.
There are a few things you can do to make your home less attractive and accessible to insects and, therefore, spiders:
- Seal up entry points: damaged weather-stripping under doors, and cracks in the foundation and windowsills, can allow for pest entry. Replace weather-stripping and add caulking where needed.
- Monitor your screens: any screened-in porches, screen doors, or screens on windows are areas of vulnerability. Check regularly for large holes and tears.
- Moisture control: most pests love a dark, damp environment. Using a dehumidifier can reduce moisture in crawl spaces and other areas that aren’t properly ventilated. Check for leaking pipes as well.
- Regular cleaning: insects are attracted to any house with clutter and crumbs lying around. Organizing and regularly mopping/vacuuming can help reduce pest attractions.
- Proper food and trash storage: taking away easy access to these items can help ensure pests will become frustrated and move to another location.
These tips may help to keep most pests out, but they’re not a guarantee against spiders. In fact, when it comes to do-it-yourself pest control, the results are inconsistent. For a fix that you can count on, trust the pros before you waste your money on home remedies. For all of your pest needs, call Royal Greens today. We are standing by to help.